Preventing and Responding to Conflict: Developing EU Civilian Capabilities for a Sustainable Peace
The goals of preventing the outbreak of conflict and promoting sustainable peace remain a fundamental challenge to policymakers and analysts alike. The European Union (EU) and its member states require an adequate set of capabilities if they are to address this challenge in a timely and effective manner. EU-CIVCAP will provide a comprehensive, comparative and multidisciplinary analysis of EU civilian capabilities for external conflict prevention and peacebuilding in order to identify ‘the best civilian means to enhance these capabilities’ and address existing shortfalls. More specifically, this project has identified three inter-related objectives:
1. To assess EU civilian capabilities for external conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
2. To identify and document lessons learned and best practices in EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
3. To enhance future policy practice and research on EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
The project will gather, synthesise, further develop and disseminate knowledge and learning on civilian conflict prevention and peacebuilding. This will be done through, inter alia, the development of a catalogue of lessons learned and best practices reports, the creation of an expert network, engagement through social media, and the organisation of dissemination events in different formats in this area.
This three-year project started in December 2015. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no.: 653227.
- Dealing with the Human Factor: Conflict Prevention and Civilian CSDP – Terri Beswick, Nabila Habbida, Colin Cogitore and Anna Penfrat (December 2017)
- Due Diligence in Contexts Affected by Conflict: EU Development Aid and Trade – Terri Beswick, Nabila Habbida, Lorenzo Angelini, Susanne Wander and Lorenzo Conti (December 2017)
- Report on the EU’s Capabilities for Conflict Prevention – Laura Davis, Nabila Habbida and Anna Penfrat (January 2017)
Events hosted by EPLO
- Workshop – EU capabilities for conflict prevention and technological shortcomings in early warning and conflict analysis (Brussels, 27 January 2017)
- Research Meets Policy Seminar – Identifying research gaps in the EU’s Comprehensive Approach (Brussels, 25 October 2016)